In a letter written shortly before his death, C.T. Studd reviews his life with this summary:
"As I believe I am now nearing my departure from this world, I have but a few things to rejoice in. They are these:
1. That God called me to China, and I went in spite of utmost opposition from all my loved ones.
2. That I joyfully acted as God told that rich young man to act.
3. That I deliberately at the call of God, when alone on the Bibbly liner in 1910, gave up my life for this work, which was to be henceforth not for the Sudan only, but for the whole unevangelized World.
My only joys therefore are that when God has given me a work to do, I have not refused it."